Fort Campbell soldier dies in motorcycle accident

A Fort Campbell soldier died Tuesday in a motorcycle accident on I-24, according to a release Friday on the 101st Airborne Division Air Assault Facebook page.

The soldier was identified as Pfc. Brandon Casey Nicol, 24, White Oak, Texas.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. near Mile Marker 1 on I-24 and is under investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, who ask witnesses to call 615-741-2060, the report states.

Nicol was a cannon crewmember assigned to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He joined the Army in 2018 and arrived to Fort Campbell in 2018.

His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

Nicol will be posthumously promoted to specialist and receive the Army Commendation Medal and Army Good Conduct Medal, the release continues.

"The Bastogne brigade is saddened by the passing of Brandon, he will be missed," said Lt. Col. Timothy Sulzner, commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team (Rear), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). "We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Brandon lived a life dedicated to serving his country and his legacy and spirit will continue to radiate throughout the 101st Airborne Division."

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